Long Distance Poison, the Brooklyn droners, have been working with one of our favorite music videographers, Matthew Caron, to make distinctive pieces of visual art to accompany their music. I haven't seen the group live, but I assume that these ideas were originally concocted as a room-filling projection. The quick procession of images hides their intricate detail until about two seconds after you've seen them. A tactile, ribbed texture is the base, overlaid with a pallette of first an exploratory yellow and then darker shades. The mirrored trigonometry is inherently spacial; as the music progresses from astral explorations (not kidding: there are moments in the first part where we find ourselves murmuring, "These are the voyages...of the Starship Enterprise...") into a more interior digital world, the patterns speed up and become encapsulated in their own boxes – or out of them.
Long Distance Poison's Signals to a Habitable Zone is available to direct you to the loading dock of Deep Space Nine from Fin Records.